Re: Pilates."Tetsuo Shima" <TetsuoShima@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> "Dan Volker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > "Tetsuo Shima" <TetsuoShima@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:c6jofp$cvkuo$1@ID-223554.news.uni-berlin.de...
> > > Anyone tried it?
> > >
> > I do a 5:30pm class every Monday night.
> > The rationale I have for Pilates is that the road cycling I used to do,
> > nothing to keep up core strength, but did build up legs and other major
> > muscles to the point of imbalance. Pilates is "supposed" to be the best
> > answer for this, since it really develops core/abdominal strength.
> > I have found my back is always feeling good now, and I have better use
> > sprint power utilizing stronger abdominals to stabilize the leg power
> > Dan V
> I can't say i'm "fit", would it be easy for me to get into? I'd really
> to make better use of my muscles.
You would start in a beginner class, and gradually get better core strength.
You should plan on this plus a few days per week lifting weights at the gym
for 15 minutes or so ( high rep, low rest). And ride your mountain bike as
many days per week as you can:-)